HSS8123: Having fun at amusements

As part of my ethnographic research I visited some arcades and took pictures and audio recordings to analyse.

Here are the collection of photos I have taken. Some have been at amusement parks, some in a Paris airport where I came across the machines, some of fortune teller machines I came across in Seattle Fish Market.

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HSS8123: Old Coin Machines

In my research into old fortune telling machines I found Nic Costa’s book ‘Automatic Pleasures’ fantastic – with some great photos of many different old mechanical machines from the 19th century!

I thought I would upload some interesting and creepy machines I have come across in the book ….

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